Why Shop Local?


Independent local businesses enhance our community, connect and support us socially, and strengthen our economies—research & Sasquatch agree. 

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How Are You Local?

Show your customers and community you’re dedicated to local. Add a Harrison-Agassiz Love Local Shop Local poster to your shop window and complete BC Buy Local’s Community Impact Assessment infographic tool—educate consumers on the importance of buying local and demonstrate your company’s commitment to the economy.

For every $100 spent at a BC independent business,

$63 goes back into the BC economy (compared with $14 when buying from a multinational corporation).


Our Love Local Shop Local Funders

The Shop Sasquatch website and promotional activities are supported by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Activities Program, administered by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and delivered through the BC Chamber of Commerce.

If we shifted 10% of our spending towards local businesses,

we would collectively create 14,150 new jobs and keep $4.3 billion more in the B.C. economy.


Show your love of local

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The best part: you’ll be supporting local business in your community!